Home aquarium hobbyists are helping save 30 rare fish from extinction
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Home aquarium hobbyists are helping save 30 rare fish from extinction

By Michael Le Page Goodea fish are popular with aquarium hobbyists Jiri PListil / Alamy Stock PhotoKeeping fish as a hobby can harm wildlife – but it can…

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A mind-controlled exoskeleton helped a man with paralysis walk again
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A mind-controlled exoskeleton helped a man with paralysis walk again

Technology 3 October 2019 By Clare Wilson Thibault walks using an exoskeleton The Lancet NeurologyA paralysed man has been able to walk again using an exoskeleton suit he…

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Humans may be trading far more species of wildlife than we thought
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Humans may be trading far more species of wildlife than we thought

Environment 3 October 2019 By Adam Vaughan Rose-ringed parakeets for salejezphotos/Getty ImagesMore than 5000 species of wildlife are being bought and sold legally and illegally around the world,…

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We’ve had our best glimpse of a web of matter that spans the universe
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We’ve had our best glimpse of a web of matter that spans the universe

By Jonathan O’Callaghan Map of the galaxy cluster SSA22, showing filaments of the cosmic web in blueHideki UmehataA vast spider’s web of matter is thought to stretch across…

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Thousands of UK wildlife and plant species are in decline
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Thousands of UK wildlife and plant species are in decline

Environment 3 October 2019 By Adam Vaughan The biggest driver for biodiversity loss is the intensification of farmingPaul White - UK Industries / Alamy Stock PhotoThe UK’s ongoing…

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Implanting false memories in a bird’s brain changes its tune
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Implanting false memories in a bird’s brain changes its tune

By Sam Wong Todd Roberts with a zebra finch. His laboratory specialises in documenting how the brain functions during vocal learningUTSWYoung zebra finches have had memories implanted in…

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Giant boom traps plastic waste from the oceans for the first time
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Giant boom traps plastic waste from the oceans for the first time

Environment 3 October 2019 By Adam Vaughan The buoys have been collecting plastic in the Great Pacific garbage patchThe Ocean CleanupA pioneering Dutch experiment to try collecting plastic…

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Common sense can predict if a psychology study will ever be replicated
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Common sense can predict if a psychology study will ever be replicated

By Leo Benedictus The famous marshmallow test hasn’t been replicatedPeter Cade/GettySocial science and experimental psychology are still shaking from the “replication crisis”, an embarrassing decade which revealed that…

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Dust is annoying, but it is also key to life and death in the cosmos
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Dust is annoying, but it is also key to life and death in the cosmos

Field notes from space-time | Dust gives us trouble, whether at home or in space, but it plays a key role in star formation and destruction, and in allowing…

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Bowel cancer screening in younger groups may do more harm than good
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Bowel cancer screening in younger groups may do more harm than good

By Clare Wilson Noriko Cooper / Alamy Stock PhotoBowel cancer screening should only be recommended for people at high risk due to their age, family history or other…

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